CC Newsletter November 2013

Connecting Cities Events 

The Connecting Cities Events are city-to-city live interventions that are embedded in local programmes and festivals. In 2013 several Connecting Cities Events already took place in Melbourne, Dessau, Berlin, Liverpool, Linz, Madrid, Riga, Helsinki and Brussels. More Connecting Cities Events will take place until November and are embedded in different festivals.
Connecting Cities Event #4: 2 + 7 November 2013
The Connecting Cities Event #4 in November takes place during Amber’13 @ Istanbul and the Connecting Cities Events @ Videospread Marseille
Connecting Monsters by h.o
The Puppet Master by Joan Mora & Chema Blanco
United Colors of Dissent by Orkan Telhan & Mahir Yavuz
where2now by Pippo Lionni
The urban media art projects of the 2013 CC Events have been produced by our 18 partner institutions and will circulate within the Connecting Cities Network on an interconnected infrastructure of urban screens, media facades and projection walls.
Find more information on each city's programme (dates + locations) and on the artists’ projects on:
Picture: Â© Connecting Monsters by H.O.


Amber Platform: amber'13 Art and Technology Festival
Conference: 2
 â€“ 4 November 2013, different venues
Exhibition: 1 – 10 November 2013, Arap Cami Mh., Banka Sokak No:11, İstanbul

For this occasion amber’13 festival will host Connecting Cities’ first International Conference on Saturday, 2 November 2013. Moderated by Ekmel Ertan; Susa Pop, Soren Pold, Nerea Calvillo, Mike Stubbs, Veronika Pauser, Darko Fritz and Minna Tarkka will discuss the topic “Urban Media: Connecting Cities” during the Panel 4 (3 Nov at 12pm – 2.30pm). The Connecting Cities Conference will take place in the context of Amber’13 Conference, 2 – 4 November 2013 under the topic of ‘DID YOU PLUG IT IN?’ questioning your smartness.
Along with Amber’13 Conference the Amber’13 Festival is taking place from 1 - 10 November 2013 and encourages you to “Fool Your Smartness”. Instead of supporting the “ever-growing inflation of smartness” which promotes consumption and control, one should open up to foolishness, a new way of thinking, that allows critical interrogation, creative thinking and deconstruction.
Screenings of Connecting Cities projects during Amber’13 Festival: 2 + 7 November 2013
Connecting Monsters by h.o
The Puppet Master by Joan Mora & Chema Blanco
United Colors of Dissent by Orkan Telhan & Mahir Yavuz
More information on the Amber Platform website.
Picture: Â© amber '12 opening performances by amberPlatform 

Riga Festival of Lights

Connecting Cities Event #5: 15 - 18 November 2013
During the fifth edition of the festival, the Connecting Cities projects Ready to Cloud (The Constitute) and Space for Mind Migration (Kristaps Ancans) will be shown in the framework of Riga’S Festival of Light "Staro Riga".
The 3-day event will show around 100 outdoor installations that transform Riga's panorama and local landmarks using light and video.
Screenings of Connecting Cities projects during "Staro Riga":
Ready to Cloud / The Constitute
Space for Mind Migration / Kristaps Ancans
More information on the website
Picture: Â© Ready to Cloud byThe Constitute

SP_Urban Digital, São Paulo

4 - 28 November, São Paulo, Brazil
During the second edition of SP_Urban Digital festival, the Connecting Cities project Sonic Skate Plaza by Pablo Ena, Reza Safavi and Sergio Galán transforms São Paulo’s urban setting.
The festival that takes place from 4 - 28 November, explores the theme Digital Citizen. SP_Urban Digital offers an urban stage to national and international artists whose works merge architecture, art and media using new technologies and a versatile program including many workshops.
Screenings of the Connecting Cities project Sonic Skate Plaza during SP_Urban Digital:
Monday to Friday | 22:00 – 22:30
Saturday and Sunday | 22:00 – 22:30

Picture: Â© Sonic Skate Plaza by Pablo Ena, Reza Safavi and Sergio Galán

The Big Picture: MUTEK Image in Motion

21 - 23 November 2013 @ PHI Centre Montreal
The autumnal event MUTEK IMAGE IN MOTION is a meeting point for digital art professionals and the Montreal public. The three-day event, MUTEK_IMG focuses on the practices of moving images in the context of digital creation. It brings together artists and professionals and offers an artistic evening program as well as presentations, workshops and panels.
The complete program, including a series of audio-visual based performances in the evening, will be unveiled on October 31. 

Picture: © Mutek, 2013

Public Art Screens 2014 program - Call for video proposals

Public Art Screens 2014 program - call for video art -
Deadline: 1 December 2013
Artists working with video and animation are encouraged to submit projects for 2014s Public Art Screens program. Public Art Screens presents contemporary video art and animation. Each month a new artist with 5 artworks will be presented on art screens in Rogaland county, Norway.
Please send to the following email
More information on the website
Picture: Â© 04302011by Sophie Kahn (2011)

Call for Proposals: ISEA2014 - DUBAI 

Extended submission deadline: 21 November 2013

Within the frame of the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2014), held in Dubai, artists are invited to join and reflect on the role and stance of the new media artist, the future of social media in art and concepts such as trans-global cooperation, emerging economies and nomadic existence in a current context.
The committee encourages individual (interdisciplinary) artists and/or creative teams to submit their proposals under the main topic ‘Location’.

For further information visit the ISEA2014 website.
 Â© Picture
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